Featured Image: It has been 50 years since Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans to land on the moon, on 20 July 1969. But what about today’s efforts to conquer the final frontier?
Wednesday, 24 July 2019, New York, NY – 50 years and four days ago, the aggressive space race between the United States and the Soviet Union culminated in the Apollo 11 mission, when Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong became the first humans to land on the moon. “One small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind”, Armstrong famously said as he bounced around on the lonely gray rock in the sky. That moment, being not just an incredible feat of human determination and skill, but also a firm defeat of the Soviets in the space race, marked a turning point in human space exploration. Fifty years later, we’ve never gone back. But that doesn’t mean we’ve slowed down.